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Noir crime fiction has a huge following with authors tending to this dark and gritty genre with best sellers after best sellers, and readers gulping up everything they can get their hands on. Noir is big, and NoirCON is the place to be to meet like minded people and get all the latest scoop on the genre.
NoirCON has its origins in 2007, having the first appearance in Philadelphia, PA. It started as a gathering to celebrate the life and work of David Goodis, the city’s best known noir fiction writer. Over the years the event widened its scope to encompass discussions not only on noir fiction, but also movies, theater, music, poetry and so much more. It is a place where noir lovers can call home.
Here we are in 2016 and NoirCON is once again opening its doors to everyone who wants to attend their favorite convention that will be held again in Philadelphia between October 20-30. The full schedule information is listed at the NoirCON official website.
This year the 4 day conference will have attending popular noir crime fiction author and publisher Charles Ardai, and several other authors including Stona Fitch, Jason Starr, Barry Gifford, Vicki Hendricks, Woody Haut, Wallace Stroby, Leigh Redhead, Charles Benoit and Charlie Stella, to name just a few.
NoirCON is not only a favorite place of noir lovers to gather together and talk all things noir. It is also a place where those less fortunate are remembered. The conference donates every year to charity organizations including the Awassa Children’s Project and Project HOME.
I wish I could attend, but being on the other side of the pond, I can always hope I will be able to be there sometimes in the future.